On 5 December 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union (2019/C 409/01) featured a “List and description of the files of the OIV Code of Oenological Practices referred to in Article 3(2) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934”.
This publication contains the OIV International Code of Oenological Practices sheets –authorised by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934 – describing oenological processes (Table 1 of Annex I to the EU Regulation) and oenological compounds (Table 2 of Annex I).
Drawn up in the 21 languages of the European Union, this publication of the OIV International Code sheets is a highly significant development in terms of the recognition and application of the public international OIV standards for wine production.
The International Code of Oenological Practices is published annually by the OIV. It is a compilation of all OIV resolutions on definitions of vine products, and on the oenological and production practices permitted for each of these products.
Among the OIV Member Countries, 20 are members of the European Union, which has had special observer status of the OIV since 2017.